The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Dardeen come from when the family resided in Ardern
in the county of Warwick. The interpretation of the name, however, varies depending on the county of origin. In Cheshire
, the name assumes the local
meaning of dwelling-house,
and in Yorkshire
, it has the curious meaning of eagle valley
or gravel valley.
Early Origins of the Dardeen family
The surname Dardeen was first found in the county of Warwickshire
, from very ancient times, when Hugh de Arden recovered some of his family's lost estates after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. Henry de Arden, his successor, about 1130 A.D. held five knights' fees from the Norman Earl of Warwick. This line can be traced to the present family seat
at Longcroft Hall in Staffordshire
"No family can claim a more noble origin that the house of Ardern, descended in the male line from the Saxon Earls of Warwick before the Conquest. The name of Arden was assumed from the Woodlands of Arden, in the North of Warwickshire, by Siward de Arden, in the reign of Henry I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"The priory of Shulbrede, about half a mile from the church, in a sequestered spot, was founded by Ralph de Arderne, about the beginning of the reign of Henry III., for five canons of the order of St. Augustine." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
John Arderne (1307-1392) was arguably England's first surgeon and one of the first of his time to devise workable cures. He hailed from Newark-on-Trent, Nottingham but moved to London where he is thought to have been admitted as a member of the Guild of Surgeons.
Early History of the Dardeen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dardeen research.Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1843, 1307, 1392, 1452, 1542, 1583, 1537, 1608, 1523, 1570, 1558, 1636 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Dardeen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dardeen Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dardeen has been recorded under many different variations, including Ardern, Arden, Arderne, Adron, Harden, Ardin and many more.
Early Notables of the Dardeen family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Arderne (1307-1392), an English surgeon and one of the first of his time to devise workable cures. Some describe him as England's first surgeon. Robert Arden was executed in 1452 for supporting the uprising of Richard, Duke of York. Edward Arden (1542?-1583)... Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dardeen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dardeen family to Ireland
Some of the Dardeen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dardeen family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dardeen or a variant listed above: Robert Arden, who settled in Virginia in 1638; James Ardin, who landed in North America in 1690; Robert Ardern, who came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1758.